Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd DNA
Stated Age
25 years old
American Oak Bourbon Casks & Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
50.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Sep 2011 4:46 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 600,06

36 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

132 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich MCMLXXXV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.34 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich 25 year (MCMLXXXV) 50.1%

    N: Rich, milk chocolate, dark berries, but also peach, nectarine, butterscotch, wispy smoke, pencil shavings, creamy fudge and tobacco leaf

    P: Chocolate orange, Mexican chocolate, dark berries, but also some peach and thoughts of something tropical. Some Caramilk bar as well

    F: Slightly spicy, milk chocolate, chocolate orange, bergamot, creamy, long, pencil lead

    Thoughts: Fantastic laddie, not quite the old school sherry bomb the marketing team wants you to believe it is, but certainly some nice elements are there. It’s got lots of fruit and chocolatey notes with some tobacco leaf, pencil shavings and wispy smoke, but to me it leans more towards the bourbon cask notes. Nevertheless, the casks became good friends and it all works very nicely.


  2. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    One of the few laddies that I really enjoyed. Very complex and multi-layered and with the 50.1% with an ideal drinking strength.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Rosebanker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Drochaid scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    For this Limited Edition release, Master Distiller Jim McEwan has married some of the best casks in the warehouse.
    From the mid-1980s, traditional American Oak Bourbon Casks bring classic creamy vanilla notes and some of the last of the fabulous sherry butts.

  5. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "The third edition in Bruichladdich`s DNA series, examining the component

    parts that make the distillery`s whiskies tick. This one marries

    together some of their best casks of the 1980s - their final batch of

    sherry butts. Bottled at cask strength and limited to only 1665 bottles,

    this is one for all fans and collectors of Bruichladdich."


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